The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems

The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Although effective fire sprinkler systems are crucial to public safety, for years, the designers of those systems had few published resources to reference and guide them through their design processes. The first edition of this book changed all that, and now The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems Second Edition suits their needs even better. Written and thoroughly updated by a fire prevention engineer with more than 20 years of experience, this book provides a complete, systematic introduction to automatic fire sprinkler design and layout, from design basics, code requirements, and pipe hanging to hydraulic calculations, retrofits, and details on fire pumps. The author carefully outlines all of a designer's responsibilities and includes an entire chapter dedicated to preparing for the NICET exam. More than 150 sample diagrams, checklists, sample forms, spec sheets, photographs, and a glossary complement the text, and the larger page size of this edition permits clear presentation of diagrams and schematics. The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems not only builds the foundation and skills of newcomers to the field, but also provides an outstanding reference for fire safety professionals, building inspectors, insurance underwriters, and municipal officials.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 725.74g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1587160242
  • 9781587160240

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION FIRE SPRINKLERS: THEIR HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OVERVIEW OF A BASIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN (GETTING STARTED) Plans and Specification Starting the Work on Your Plan BASIC DESIGN OVERVIEW (PART 2) FURTHER SPECIFICS OF DESIGN BASICS Dimensioning Pipe Lengths Considerations for Office Areas Take-Outs Noted Dimensions The System Header At the End of the Job ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING RESPONSIBILITIES Locate Sprinklers in an Open Space Some Other Red Flags The Consulting Engineer's Onus Hazard Evaluation o On-the-Job Responsibilities Critical Design Considerations Communicate! Always be on the Alert FINISHING THE PLAN STOCKLISTING Areas Subject to Freezing Auxiliary Dry Systems Anti-Freeze Systems Factors to Consider Sprinkler System Conversions Engineering Design Options PIPE HANGING SYSTEM CODE REQUIREMENTS Customizing Your Work to the Job at Hand Code Specifics Making Use of NFPA Pamphlet #13 Study Questions BASICS OF HYDRAULIC CALCULATION The Project Example Primary Calculation Considerations Cross-Main Calculation Procedures Completing the Hydraulic Calculation Proving System Adequacy Some Finer Points System Variations PREPARATION FOR THE NICET EXAMINATION National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies Study Questions PIPING METHODS AND DETAILS OPTIONS FOR HYDRAULIC DESIGN The Grid Calculation The Loop Calculation To Bear in Mind HIGH-PILED STORAGE Commodity Classification Commodity Piling Height Code Application Another Application Example Sprinkler Options Study Questions TECHNIQUES FOR RETROFIT WORK Measure and Quantify the Existing Buildings in Three Dimensions Prepare the Design and Layout by Survey Make a Comprehensive Effort Recent Examples of Retrofit Design Work THE ROLE OF FIRE PUMPS AND THEIR USAGE The Horizontal Electric Fire Pump Vertical Turbine Pumps In-Line and End-Suction Pumps Diesel-Drive Pumps Pump Selection Energy for Start-up and Operation The Codes Code Interpretations Field Engineering Concerns Size and Safety BASICS OF FIRE PUMP LAYOUT Proper Proximity of the Pump What the Code Dictates Fire Alarm Control Panels Fire Pump Performance Curves Sizing the Fire Pump Detailing the Pump Plan Installation Considerations Fire Pump Testing Apparatus RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER DESIGN Project Design Considerations NFPA Pamplet #13-R Requirements Laying Out the System Piping Residential Sprinkler Plan Preparation The Intent and Significance of Pamphlet #13-R Study Questions Additional Referenced Material PROJECT ESTIMATING ECONOMIES OF THE DESIGN FUNCTION APPENDICES Fire Sprinkler Application Review In-House Engineer Training Protecting Computer Rooms Figures and Photos (136 figures and tables, 15 photos) Friction Loss Tables for Thinwall Cross-Mains ANSWER KEY GLOSSARY INDEX Each chapter also contains an introduction, references, and endnotes.show more

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